UC and IBS patient for 12 years
On Asacol and currently Rowasa
Take Zoloft 75 mg for anxiety and 1 mg of Ativan when having an anxiety attack
having a flare since may
I am so glad I found this community. I am currently suffering with my UC and having a flare up off and on since May. I have been on Asacol for the past 12 years and am now also on Rowasa. I just feel like I have the flu all the time, I’m irritable and I feel like nothing is helping. Ive had a few accidents which has sent my anxiety in a tail spin.
Since I had two accidents in my car, I have anxiety every time I leave the house. I take Zoloft and Ativan when I’m having severe anxiety, but it seems lately I keep getting panic attacks.
Last week my doctor and I agreed to have blood tests to see if I could go on 6 MP. I’m nervous about changing medications, but just want some relief.
I have taken rowasa in the past and it made me feel a little better. Then went off of it and then when I had the two accidents a few weeks ago my doctor put me back on it.
I just feel like Ive had enough already. I have been on prednisone three times so they don’t want to put me back on that because i will only be able to go back on it one more time. And I’m glad about not going back on it because I HATE the side effects of it.
But lately I cant leave the house except to go to work and I feel like I have absolutely no life and I just hate what I’m dealing with. I know I am not the only one going through all this and I am glad I found this community to vent :)
Can anyone give me some words of advice and encouragement? I would sincerely appreciate it.
Where I’d like to be in 1 year:
not having a flare
been on Asacol 4 tablets three times a day
written by Jenny T
Submitted in the colitis venting area